Pastores dabo vobis EN
Resume= Pope John Paul II
"Pastores Dabo Vobis"
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation
On the Formation of Priests in the Circumstances of the Present Day
March 25, 1992
Copyright Libreria Editrice Vaticana
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POST-SYNODAL
APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
PASTORES DABO VOBIS

TO THE BISHOPS,
CLERGY AND FAITHFUL
ON THE FORMATION OF PRIESTS
IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE PRESENT DAY
1 INTRODUCTION
4
CHAPTER I


CHOSEN FROM AMONG ME


The Challenges Facing Priestly Formation

at the Conclusion of the Second Millennium

5 The Priest in His Time
6 The Gospel Today: Hopes and Obstacles
8 Young People: Vocation and Priestly Formation
10 Gospel Discernment
CHAPTER II


HE HAS ANOINTED ME AND HAS SENT ME FORTH


The Nature and Mission of the Ministerial Priesthood

11 A Look at the Priest
12 In the Church as Mystery, Communion and Mission
13 The Fundamental Relationship With Christ the Head and Shepherd
16 Serving the Church and the World
18
CHAPTER III


THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME


The Spiritual Life of the Priest

19 A "Specific" Vocation to Holiness
21 Configuration to Christ, the Head and Shepherd, and Pastoral Charity
24 The Spiritual Life in the Exercise of the Ministry
27 Priestly Life and the Radicalism of the Gospel
31 Membership in and Dedication to the Particular Church
33 "Renew in Them the Outpouring of Your Spirit of Holiness"
CHAPTER IV


COME AND SEE


Priestly Vocation in the Church's Pastoral Work

34 Seek, Follow, Abide
35 The Church and the Gift of Vocation
36 The Vocational Dialogue - Divine Initiative and Human Response
38 Content and Methods of Pastoral Work for Promoting Vocations
41 We Are All Responsible for Priestly Vocations
CHAPTER V


HE APPOINTED TWELVE TO BE WITH HIM


The Formation of Candidates for the Priesthood

42 Following Christ as the Apostles Did

I. The Areas of Priestly Formation
43 Human Formation, the Basis of All Priestly Formation
45 Spiritual Formation: In Communion with God and in Search of Christ
51 Intellectual Formation: Understanding the Faith
57 Pastoral Formation: Communion With the Charity of Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd

59 II. The Setting of Priestly Formation
60 The Major Seminary - A Formation Community
63 The Minor Seminary and Other Forms of Fostering Vocations

64 III. The Agents of Priestly Formation
65 The Church and the Bishop
66 The Seminary as an Educational Community
67 The Professors of Theology
68 Communities of Origin and Associations and Youth Movements
69 The Candidate Himself
CHAPTER VI


I REMIND YOU TO REKINDLE THE GIFT OF GOD


THAT IS WITHIN YOU


The Ongoing Formation of Priests

70 Theological Reasons Behind Ongoing Formation
71 Different Dimensions of Ongoing Formation
73 The Profound Meaning of Ongoing Formation
76 At Every Age and in All Conditions of Life
78 The Agents of Ongoing Formation
80 Times, Forms and Means for Ongoing Formation
82
CONCLUSION



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